Redick agrees to deal to join Philadelphia
J.J. Redick agreed on a oneyear, $23 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations. Saturday was the first day of free agency in the NBA. Redick, who turned 33 last month, averaged 15.0 points and made 43 percent of his three-pointers last season for the Los Angeles Clippers, who need two new starting guards next season. Last week, Chris Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets.
The 76ers will become Redick’s fourth team. His career started in Orlando after he was drafted No. 11 overall in 2006. He briefly was with Milwaukee in the 201213 season and then spent the past four seasons with the Clippers.
Since Redick entered the league, only five players — Stephen Curry, J.R. Smith, Kyle Korver, Klay Thompson and Jason Terry — have made more three-pointers than the former Duke sharpshooter. Redick also is a career 89 percent shooter from the foul line.
Redick had interest from other clubs, including Minnesota, but couldn’t get the Timberwolves to engage in moves toward a deal.
The 76ers also agreed to a oneyear, $11 million contract with veteran forward Amir Johnson.
Johnson spent the last two seasons with Boston, starting 77 games last season for the team that finished with the best record in the Eastern Conference.
In other moves, Jrue Holiday agreed to return to the New Orleans Pelicans for $126 million over five years, with incentives potentially pushing that to $150 million.
Also, Patty Mills is returning to San Antonio for the next four years at $50 million, and Jeff Teague agreed with Minnesota on a three-year, $57 million deal.
The Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to a contract with veteran
Jose Calderon to back up all-star point guard Kyrie Irving.
And Andre Iguodala re-signed with the Golden State Warriors. Iguodala averaged 7.6 points with Golden State last season . . . .
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